TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Cleopatra Gros Islet
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Dropped anchor round about 7am, being disembarked by tender whilst construction work is underway to build a new quay for cruise ships to be able to dock at in future. After breakfast headed to the Cinnamon restaurant where tender tickets were being given out. Surprisingly, we were on our way within about 10 minutes probably because the ship was using shore based tender vessels as well as the ship based ...
... many films. We bought a bottle of their hot spicey sauce. Lots of things made from bananas. We had banana chips, thinking their were sweet dried banana pieces, but no they were banana CHIPS, with salt on them. Banana sauce, like tomatoe sauce!!! Then back on board for lunch, then caught the water taxi back to the town, for a quick look around, in case we had missed any shops. Quick drink on the front, then water taxi back to the port. Good ...
... part that counts (that was painful to write) . After 13 days at sea eole angel radios through and they have caught up with us after leaving a day after us and we continue the rest of the journey together. What are the chances of that though it was a tad freaky! I think the following poems created by rob and I sum up the rest of the trip.... Rock and Roller by Rob Woodward tumble, rumble, gurgle, rustle, crack Creak, squeak, sway, ...
... us how the bananas grew. We drove thru some small fishing villages and stopped for a huge breakfast at one overlook. There was a ridiculous amount of food - johnny cakes, fried fish balls, desserts, and fresh fruits and at this point the "bar" was open - free beers, sodas, and rum punch all day.
We stopped at the boiling mud pits where we could either ...
... the calabash tree, the national tree of St. Lucia according to Romanus. Just before we got back in the taxi, Romanus showed us what he called a Mimosa plant. When the fern-like leaves are touched the leaves fold in on each other. The leaves are very tiny; the pinna (or leaflets) are no more than an inch long. Romanus told us they were often used by trackers when looking for runaway slaves. The fold leaves would remain that way for up to five ...
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